In an effort to organize a human microbiome project and to engage participants in the results, a small team of researchers affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco, has launched the uBiome project.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A group of scientists based at several institutions in the US and beyond are getting set to kick off a crowdsourcing study called the "American Gut Project," aimed at assessing gut microbial communities in 10,000 or more individuals in the US in relation to their diet
The company is collaborating with Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the University of Colorado at Boulder to develop automated protocols for DNA extraction and library preparation workflows.
A University of Colorado research team has shown that bacterial communities found on objects that an individual touches are more similar to the communities found on his or her hands than on the hands of other individuals.
BIC will use an undisclosed amount of financial support from the Colorado Initiative in Molecular Biotechnology to identify and help develop promising commercial applications related to inventions resulting from CIMB research.